New York, NY (July 20, 2016)– The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, which took place from July 11-20 in New York, was the first ever follow-up and review process of the SDGs since 193 governments agreed to it in September 2015. Women’s groups today expressed grave concern that the annual review process to hold governments accountable to their commitments to the 2030 Agenda failed to address key obstacles to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Grassroots organizations risk being reduced to tokenistic consultation instead of being included in national policy development,” said Nurgul Djanaeva of Kyrgyz Forum of Women NGOs. “Women’s organizations can provide valuable lessons on how to implement the SDGs.”

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